Supporting the Defenders of the Second Amendment
The people of Canyon County have a very important decision to make in choosing who would best serve as their next Sheriff. To help in making that decision, let’s define Constitutionally, what the role of sheriff consists of.
The Declaration of Independence states “We hold these truths self-evident that our Creator endowed us with certain unalienable Rights, Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. To secure these rights, Governments are instituted, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” The pursuit of happiness is defined as the right of ownership & control of property.
Every person has a right to defend his person, his liberty, and his property. The Sheriff is charged with the duty, by consent of the governed, to protect those rights in their behalf; Life, Liberty, and Property. This is the 'primary' defining difference between a Police Chief or Agency Enforcement Chief, and a Sheriff. A police chief is hired by a city counsel to enforce the law and keep peace. An agency enforcement chief is hired by an agency to enforce the law.
I hope the voters of Canyon County will take the opportunity to study the positions of the sheriff candidates. The Press/Tribune forum Wednesday night was very defining. Of my two Republican opponents, one wants to be the Police Chief of Canyon County, and the other wants to be Chief of Enforcement of Canyon County. Both stating they have more experience, yet only understand two of the three primary duties charged to the Sheriff. I would say all candidates understand protecting life, and at least mostly understand protecting property. The missing component is very critical, and that is PROTECTING LIBERTY. Liberty is being free from oppression. Our Liberties are in grave danger. Search out for yourselves; HR3200, (Obamacare) National Defense Authorization Act, (violating nearly all the Bill of Rights) Executive Order EO8248, (among other violations of rights, authorizes compelling of services), HR347, (1st amendment). These are now laws on the books, and my opponents have stated their position being a responsibility to enforce the laws on the books, rather than to defend the people who hire them, from such oppressive unconstitutional laws. With 32 years experience in private business, and 8 years in law enforcement as Reserve Deputy, and my commitment to defend all your unalienable rights, Life, Liberty, and Property, please write in your best option for sheriff, Ed Hendershot.